Tag Archives: Homily

You Might Want to Fact-Check Your Pastor’s Sermon

[This illustration I heard is a...] great story about the power of a good deed. There’s just one problem: Almost nothing about this story is true. It’s one of the most popular myths about Churchill, according Snopes.com and the Downers … Continue reading

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The Word of God: Source and Power of Preaching

Fr Donald Senior. Via Timothy:  

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Video Sermons Infographic

HT:  BibleX    

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Research: Americans Prefer In-Person Preaching to Video

So do the rest of us, no doubt. Most Americans still prefer a real-live preacher to a video sermon, according to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. About a third (35 percent) say they will only visit churches with a … Continue reading

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The Best Preacher I Ever Had

A post I saw in the NCR: I have been thinking about the best preacher I ever heard.  Not about the single best homily or sermon, but about the best and most consistent preaching I have encountered. When it comes … Continue reading

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20 Questions to Ask Before Preaching Your Christmas Sermon

Propreacher has them. Dear Pastor, Your Christmas sermon is a big deal! The eternal destination of many who will sit in your Christmas service hang in the balance. Are you ready? Here are 20 questions that you should ask yourself before … Continue reading

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iPads in the Pulpit

Some thoughts worth reading on the use of iPads vs the physical Bible over at the Bible Design Blog.  

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A Case for the 10 Minute Homily

Over at Canterbury Tales a day or two ago: Yesterday was the feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus (AD 380-450). The Greek nickname Χρυσολόγος means “golden-worded.” His nickname refers to the fact that he was the most celebrated preacher of his time. … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear Preaching as Jesus Preached

Msgr Charles Pope writes: Some years ago I was stationed with a priest who, while he often liked my homilies, would often critique my use of what he called “fear based preaching.” Perhaps I had warned the congregation of punishment for … Continue reading

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Good Sermon, Father

Dear Father X, Every Sunday, as we walk out the door, we shake your hand and say, “Good sermon, Father.” We’re not lying. We’re usually fairly satisfied with what you have to say, but no one is perfect. Even Kobe … Continue reading

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